A Good Diet Makes a Happy Gall Bladder
Fat and water are always insoluble if no substance is added. There is an essential factor in our body system to absorb and digest fats. We need bile to break down fats. Bile is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder until we need to use it. When bile contains too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin, it can cause gallstones.
Gallstones are a disease of the gallbladder and bile ducts. It often occurs in conjunction with a high-fat diet, refined carbohydrates, and low-fiber foods.
Some groups of people who are at risk of gallstones are obese, people with high blood cholesterol, women taking birth control pills, people with Crohn’s disease (inflammation of the ileum, colon, or part of the digestive system), and ulcerative colitis ( superficial inflammation of the colon).
If a person has a gallbladder, avoid consuming highly saturated fats found in pork, bacon, salami, sausages, ribs, and some dairy products like milk and cheese. Fried, processed foods, eggs, citrus fruits, chocolate, carbonated soda and coffee should also be avoided. Tofu and soy milk is one of the best alternatives for meat and fatty foods.
Since diet is one of the main causes of developing gallbladder disease, we must learn not to eat inappropriate foods. To avoid eating too much fat, try cooking your food at home. Always trim all visible fat from meat or chicken, do not fry but bake, boil, grill or steam. Remove poultry skin before or after cooking. Choose the breast portion rather than picking the wings or lean part of the chicken.
We can use some alternatives when choosing the foods to prepare, considering the way we prepare them. For meat and fatty foods, we can choose tofu and soy milk. We can also serve jellies, custard, boiled sweets, wine gums, jelly beans, marshmallows to replace chocolates, cakes, toffees, etc.
Fresh fruit is highly recommended and it is important to consume high-fiber foods. Look at your list of low fiber foods and replace them with barley, popcorn, corn, brown rice, whole wheat bread, buns, muffins, bagels, apricots, dates, prunes and raisins, berries, oranges, apple with skin, avocado, kiwi, Mango, pear, broccoli, spinach, dark green leafy vegetables, peas, beans, nuts and beans.
Eat lots of vegetables and avoid frying in butter, margarine or oil. Drink at least two liters of water daily. Olive oil is a healthy fat because it contains monounsaturated fat, yet it is high in fat. So use it sparingly.
Many guidelines and good food lists are easy to follow. Always remember that anything we take in excess ends up in bad shape. It is therefore important to eat smaller meals, but these are eaten frequently throughout the day.
Thanks to Natron IChango